A WWE Hall of Famer has claimed that even in 2022 Ric Flair remains a master of his craft, garnering publicity to a level many WWE and AEW stars can only dream.
Despite being 73-years-old, and not wrestling in more than a decade, Ric Flair currently finds himself the talk of the wrestling world.
The two-time WWE Hall of Famer is currently preparing to step back in the ring one more time at Starrcast V. The bout will form part of a weekend long celebration centred around Flair, where the Four Horsemen will also be part of a special panel.
Speaking to Sportskeeda Wrestling, fellow WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco commented on Flair’s upcoming match and fellow veteran Jerry “The King” Lawler who also continues to wrestle despite being in his 70’s.
In comparing the two, Brisco said that even on his best day, Lawler couldn’t compete with Flair, before clarifying that it’s impossible for anyone to compare to the man many regard as the greatest ever.
“We got guys in the ring now that’s up there. Jerry Lawler. But Jerry Lawler’s matches are not Ric Flair’s matches. Jerry Lawler in his greatest day was no Ric Flair [Laughs].”
Elaborating further, Brisco said that no one compares to Flair, even now, adding that many WWE and AEW stars can only dream of getting the kind of publicity that the Nature Boy is today.
“Nobody compares to Ric Flair. Even at this age, he’s getting all the attention in the world. These guys on WWE and these guys over at AEW, they only wish that they could get half the publicity that Ric Flair is getting off this thing. If they could figure out how to channel Ric Flair’s passion into what they do, they would be major superstars.”
At time of writing, there has been no confirmation as to who Flair will be facing in Nashville, or who will be appearing on the undercard of the special Jim Crockett Promotions event.
It has also been announced that Inside The Ropes’ very own Kenny McIntosh will be hosting a special panel at Starrcast V featuring Bret Hart, as he looks back on his legendary clash with the British Bulldog at SummerSlam 30 years ago.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.